What You Need to Know
The labeling of food is subject to regulation in most regions, both to prevent false advertising and to promote food safety. A nutrition facts label is a label required on most packaged food in many countries for general informational purposes. It helps to determine the amount of calories and nutrients in one serving of food. Nutrients include fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals. This information helps you know whether you’re eating a healthy, balanced diet.
In the United States, the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for overseeing and regulating food labeling.
- Food Labeling Guide – U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- Nutrition Facts Label Programs & Materials –U.S. Food & Drug Administration
- The GMO Labeling Movement Is As Organic As A Twinkie – The Hill
- Mandatory GMO Labeling Is A Mistake, USDA Organic Label Case In Point – Genetic Literacy Project